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Iran releases about 70,000 prisoners because of coronavirus: judiciary chief

Reuters Monday, 9 March 2020
Iran has released approximately 70,000 prisoners because of the coronavirus outbreak in the country, Iranian judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi said on Monday, according to Mizan, the news site of the judiciary.
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